Blog - Jesus

Seeking Jesus

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 09, 2021 • 34 Comments

“We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus… There will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man. I have performed this operation for my own use, by cutting verse by verse out of... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 02, 2021 • 40 Comments

“Please God, make me good, but not just yet.” – St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), from The Confessions of St. Augustine (400)  The problem with every attempt ever made to inspire us to be better people is the fact that none of it changes us. We might try to be good and loving and forgiving,... Read More

No Middleman

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 25, 2021 • 20 Comments

The Light of God surrounds us. The Love of God enfolds us. The Power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God Is, and all is well!  – James Dillet Freeman (1912-2003), from “Prayer for Protection” (1941) Jesus wanted to abolish religions altogether and teach us to relate... Read More

Why Not Now?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 11, 2021 • 29 Comments

And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand. – Michael Crawford, from “On Eagle’s Wings” (1998) I answer many emails from Seek Reality listeners, and someone recently asked what may well... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 04, 2021 • 53 Comments

Let every tongue and every tribe responsive to his call, to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726-1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) The Christian religion is all about judgment and condemnation. Its central dogma is built on the notion that Adam sinned in... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 28, 2021 • 42 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’s name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726-1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) The single most important thing that any of us can do in this lifetime is to learn how to forgive.... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 31, 2021 • 23 Comments

Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. – Jesus, from the Gospel Book of Matthew 6:9-10 The requirement that we pray to God is another human-made idea. God seeks a very much closer and more loving relationship with ... Read More

Loving (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 26, 2021 • 39 Comments

If you hear the song I sing, you will understand. You hold the key to love and fear all in your trembling hand. Just one key unlocks them both! It’s there at your command. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. – Chet Powers... Read More

Substitutionary Atonement

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 05, 2021 • 54 Comments

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before! Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle, see his banner go! – Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), from “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (1865) Christianity itself is the central obstacle to the advancement of Jesus in the modern world. Jesus... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part V)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 08, 2021 • 33 Comments

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing. Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He. The Lord of hosts His name, from age to age the same, And He must win the battle.... Read More